Journalism and PR
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What is Journalism and PR?
With a degree in journalism you can work for a newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, online publisher, an agency providing stories for a range of publications, or go freelance and work for yourself.
Our graduates have gone on to be newspaper reporters, magazine writers and web editors, as well as specialists covering fashion, crime, entertainment, politics and sport. Others have used the media skills they have acquired to work in fashion retail, education or business.
PR graduates are highly employable and they use their skills working media relations, events management, internal communications, social media, marketing and crisis management.
Some end up working in the entertainment world promoting music, TV channels or celebrities, establishing their reputations and guiding them through times of crisis. Others work for charities, public sector organisations or campaigning bodies – like Help the Aged, councils, NHS and Greenpeace. Then there are large companies like Tesco or Marks & Spencer, who have large PR departments. And, of course, there are PR agencies who deliver exciting campaigns for a wide range of clients.
Why Sunderland for Journalism and PR?
- Courses are accredited by the National Council For the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) , the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) or the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) – the recognised industry bodies
- Excellent media contacts and work placements opportunities
- World-class equipment and facilities
- 65% of our research is considered world leading or internationally excellent
At the University of Sunderland you will find some of the most advanced, industry-spec media facilities in the UK, to give you hands-on practical experience throughout your course.
As well as fully-equipped seminar rooms and a learning resource centre, there are state-of-the-art TV and radio studios and digital post-production facilities, computer suites, fully-equipped journalism suites with live news feeds and a surround sound cinema. We have our own fashion and sports websites, a 24-hour radio station broadcasting across the city (and the world online) and an online magazine – plus a page in the local evening newspaper every week.
Good media contacts are essential in this industry, and the University of Sunderland maintains close links with many media and cultural organisations, both locally and nationally.
Our contacts include regional employers, print and broadcast media, professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, the Radio Academy, The Royal Television Society, the National Council for the Training of Journalists, the Association for Journalism Education and the Society of Editors.
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